Learn about the stigmas and misconceptions of suicide, who is susceptible, and how to prevent suicide. Suicide is not inevitable for anyone. By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help to those who need it, we can save lives—our own included.
This webinar, presented by YMCA of Greater Seattle's Social Impact Center, will address stigmas, misconceptions of suicide, the public perception of depression/suicide/mental illness, the complexity of suicide, who is susceptible to depression and suicide and how to go about preventing suicide. There will be time for interaction and questions.
Presenter: Ace Bulger works for the Washington State Health Care Authority, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, Children, Youth and Family Team. System of Care Grant Director. Since 2012 Ace has become passionate about coaching for mental well-being and suicide prevention. He served on legislative committees for preventing suicide and was actively involved with the Department of Health, The National Alliance of Mental Health, Forefront and other agencies promoting mental health and suicide prevention.